Cheese on toast

Senior diet and nutrition: not just cheese on toast

Are you: Concerned that a senior family member seems to have lost their interest in cooking? Constantly freeing their fridge from items that are way past their best? Worried that your senior parents or relatives are not eating enough – or eating a poor diet? It’s common for metabolism and appetite to change as we age, but it is also …

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Senior health news roundup

This week we’ve been taking a look at what senior health issues have been making the headlines around the globe. Here’s our selection of the senior health stories that caught our eye. Doggy power! According to a new study in the US, seniors who regularly walk dogs have better health and get more exercise. Researchers at Miami University, Ohio and …

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Out and about with The Manor Village

At The Manor Village we believe in not just adding years to your life but life to your years. So, our outstanding Activity and Lifestyle teams organize a monthly calendar of outings and activities that are social, stimulating and enjoyable for all our Residents. From leisure drives to shopping trips, lunch excursions to theatre evenings, movies nights and craft sessions, …

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Never too old to learn something new

It’s long been recognized that keeping fit improves both our physical and mental health. But how many of us spend as much time exercising our minds as our bodies? Research continues to show that learning something new in older age is fulfilling, and can be life-changing.   Reaping the benefits Recent studies show that learning a new skill in later …

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Senior respite care: caring for the caregivers

For the first time in history, Canada’s seniors outnumber children (5.9 million seniors, compared to 5.8 million children). By 2061, there could be as many as 12 million Canadian seniors versus 8 million children aged 14 and under. So, caring for our seniors is going to become a major part of life in Canada. Thanks to the involvement of family, friends …

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Yee-hah! It’s the Calgary Stampede 2018

It’s Stampede time again! If previous years are anything to go by, Calgary is set to welcome around 1.2 million visitors from all around the world. So, pull on your boots and grab your hat, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is back in town! What’s on? Over the next 10 days, Stampede Park will be home to an unmissable …

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Managing the risks of dementia

Preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia, or at least delaying the onset, is achievable. Research points to several dementia risk factors, and many scientists believe that the key lies in identifying those risks and addressing them as early as possible. Intervention for prevention Dr Yakir Kaufman, a director of neurology services at Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem has suggested that a person displaying all …